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At sea: NE trades as per North of Equator

June 14th, 2009 · No Comments

The NE winds have just ended.  It was like being north of the equator again.  Changed back just a frontal sstem in Scotland.  Wind died over a 2 hour period and then you could see the new wind coming with the rain.  We are nicely positioned now for the run into the Marquesas.  We should get SE or ESE winds.

Position: [-7.055,-127.529] at 15:00 local, 23:00 GMT
24hr run: 140 miles by GPS, 153 miles through water (0.5 kt current against).
688 miles to Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands. ETA at 5 knots: 19:41 GMT 20th June
Wind: Was NE for 30 hours now E 16 knots Sea: SE and NE swells 2m
Sky:  Was clear now rain showers

Tags: At Sea · Pacific Leg